Do you know who Shmi is?
If the name doesn’t ring any bells don’t feel bad, it didn’t for me either.
Every week there is a trivia game that my sister and I like to go to, thankfully neither of us are very competitive considering we aren’t very good at it. Its not uncommon for the host to spare us the humiliation of announcing our score, and instead just ending it with a “well there having fun”. But anyways, this past week we were actually doing pretty good, until the dreaded question.        “What iconic villion’s mother is named Shmi?”
We had absolutely no idea! My first thought went to Captain hook and Mr. Smee, but I knew just because they sounded similar doesn’t mean that would make them related. So as the time ticked down to zero we scribbled a random guess, because well making a guess is better then just giving up.
Darth Vader! That’s right, Anakin Skywalker‘s mom was Shmi! You know what made getting the question wrong even worse? Our team name even has a Star Wars reference in it… which of course the host proceeded to tease us about.
So after that I felt like I needed to redeem myself as a fangirl, and what better way then with a R2D2 hat! And really what is better for a awesome first post then a hat inspired by an awesome character 😛

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This hat was created using blue, white, black, grey and red Red Heart Super Yarn.
I used a  5.5 mm (I) hook, and used a combination of single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc). and increases (inc) that is worked as 2 crochets in one stitch.

Starting off with the blue yarn, make a magic circle.
Row1: 12 dc into magic circle, combine with slip stitch and chain two. (12)
At this time close magic circle and hide tail.
Row2:  Inc in each stitch around (24)
Row3: 1dc, 1 inc repeat around hat. (36)
Switch to White
Row4:  2dc, 1inc repeat around hat (48)
Row5: This row gets a little tricky, only because there are some color changes during an increase. If it helps you to under stand its basically 3dc, and a Inc, but its 2 white and 4 blue.
Sooo, here it goes…..2dc white, 1 dc blue, inc, 1dc, 2dc white, inc blue, 2dc blue, 2dc white, 1dc blue in same stitch, 3dc, inc white, 4dc blue, 1dc white in same stitch, 1dc, 2dc blue, 1inc, 2dc white, 1dc blue, 1inc, 1dc, 2dc white, inc blue, 2dc blue, 2dc white, 1dc blue in same stitch, 3dc, inc white, 4dc blue, 1dc white in same stitch, 1dc, 2dc blue, 1inc. (60)
Row6: Don’t worry this one is A LOT easier, no more increases! 2dc white, 4dc blue, repeat all the way around. (60)
Row7-10. 1dc around in white. (60)
(if like your hats big add an extra row here)
Row 11-12: 1dc blue, 2dc white, 4dc blue, 1dc white, 2dc blue, 1dc white, 6dc blue, 5dc white, 2dc blue, 1dc white, 2dc blue, 1dc white 2dc blue, 1dc blue, 2dc white, 4dc blue, 1dc white, 2dc blue, 1dc white, 6dc blue, 5dc white, 2dc blue, 1dc white, 2dc blue, 1dc white 2dc blue (60)
Row13: sc in each stitch around in white (60)
Row14: sc in each stitch around in blue (60)
Row15: sc in each stitch around in white, combine stitches and cute yarn. Tuck in tails.
Everyone does have different sized heads, and crochet at different tensions, so if the hat is too small you can easily add an extra row of white and then end with a row of blue.
Now for the decoration

In blue chain 11
in second chain from hook sc. Sc across, chain and turn. Need to make 5 rows of 10. After last sc you can either finish there, or do as I did and crochet around the edges to give a finished look. In the end you will have a little blue rectangle.  Leave a long tail for sewing.

Using black make a magic circle. 12dc into circle. Combine and cut yarn leaving a long tail. Close magic circle tight and tuck in tail. Sew on left side of the blue rectangle.
When that’s secure sew this on the hat  in the section between rows 7-10,  starting above the 2 blue dc.

Using red make a magic circle. 8 sc into circle and combine, cut yarn leaving a long tail. Close magic circle tight and tuck in tail. Sew on the left of the 6 blue dc.
Using grey make a magic circle. 10 sc into circle and combine, cut yarn leaving a long tail. Close magic circle tight and tuck in tail. Sew in the center of the 5 white dc.

Using grey make a magic circle. 4sc into circle. Combine and cut yarn leaving a long tail. Close magic circle tight and tuck in tail. Sew on the left of the 4 blue dc.

And finally sit back and enjoy your awesome new hat!

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Who better for me to give this beauty to other then my dad, who showed me the wonderful world of Star Wars 🙂